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Tu-Hoa Pham


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-219
Pasadena, CA 91101

Member of:

347J - Perception Systems

Tu-Hoa Pham

Member of Technical Staff


• Ph.D. Robotics, Université de Montpellier, 2016
• M.Sc. Applied Mathematics, Université Paul Sabatier, 2013
• Dipl. Ing. Aerospace Engineering, ISAE-SUPAERO, 2013

Professional Experience

• Research Scientist, IBM Research, Tokyo, Japan (2017-2018)
• Ph.D. Candidate, CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan (2013-2016)
• Visiting Researcher, FORTH Institute of Computer Science, Heraklion, Greece (2013)
• Flight Dynamics Intern, Airbus Defence and Space, Friedrichshafen, Germany (2012)

Research Interests

• Human motion tracking and understanding
• Autonomous robot perception and control
• Artificial intelligence with a focus on reinforcement learning

Publications, videos and code available at


  1. T. Pham, W. Seto, S. Daftry, A. Brinkman, J. Mayo, C. Padgett, E. Kulczycki, R. Detry, "Rover Localization for Tube Pickup: Dataset, Methods and Validation for Mars Sample Return Planning," IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 05 February 2020.